Security and disarmament

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'security and disarmament'. This covers military technologies, arms control and disarmament (esp. nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ‘Missile Defense’, conventional weapons) - as well as alternative concepts of security, peace building and conflict prevention.

Scientists and engineers have a central role in the development of weapons and therefore share a special responsibilty to society. SGR's project work has investigated the extensive influence that the military has over science and technology.

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Article by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, in UNESCO report, Engineering: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development, published 14 October 2010.
 

Open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron, co-ordinated by SGR and signed by 36 UK professors, sent 13 October 2010
 

Summary of SGR letters to the Science Minister, David Willets, and the Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, regarding possible cuts to UK science spending (early September).
 

Full text of SGR response to the UK Strategic Defence and Security Review, 3 September 2010.

A very similar submission was made to the House of Comons Defence Committee inquiry into this Review.
 

David Webb, Leeds Metropolitan University, argues that a major industrial shift away from military technology should be a key component in building the low carbon economy.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Stuart Parkinson critically examines progress on global nuclear disarmament over the past year.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Philip Chapman argues that international law on the military use of space still needs urgent attention, despite recent announcements from the Obama administration.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 38, winter 2010
 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the Climate Emergency Copenhagen Forum, London, 7 November 2009
 

Presentation by Prof David Webb, Praxis Centre, Leeds Metropolitan University at the SGR conference, 24 October 2009